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From My Desk returns with Volume 2 with your host Flanagan. This week’s episode promises an eclectic lineup featuring talented artists and their chart-topping tracks. Join us for From My Desk Volume 2. We will take a listen to several artists. New, upcoming, some already established and some looking to breakout. Each week we dig deeper in archives and look the the inbox. Creating a 1 hour show and a playlist for you to check out and enjoy, curated by Flanagan. Showcasing the following extraordinary talents and songs in From My Desk Volume 2



Adam Jensen – Trouble

Hailing from Boston, Massachusetts. Adam Jensen, born on July 12, 1988. Adam emerged as a distinctive voice in the music industry with his breakthrough single “Trouble.” This soulful singer-songwriter navigated the diverse musical landscape of his upbringing, drawing inspiration from legends like Ray Charles and Prince. In 2016, Jensen captured the world’s attention with “Trouble.” A track that seamlessly blended gritty vocals, electronic beats, and poignant lyrics. The song, resonating with themes of personal struggle and perseverance. This became a viral sensation, catapulting Jensen into the spotlight and marking the beginning of a promising career.

With an authentic approach to songwriting. Adam Jensen has continued to captivate audiences. His subsequent releases like “Sandcastles,” “I Can Hold a Grudge Like Nobody’s Business,” and “Numb.” Adam’s ability to infuse raw emotion into every note. Combined with introspective storytelling. This established him as an artist whose music delves deep into the human experience. Adam Jensen’s journey, from local performances to global recognition continues. This Journey reflects not only his musical talent but also his unwavering commitment. Creating honest and relatable art that speaks to the resilience within us all.

Bailey Zimmerman – “Can’t You See”

Hailing from the heart of country music in Nashville, Tennessee. Bailey Zimmerman emerges as a compelling voice in the genre, blending traditional country roots with a contemporary twist. Born with an innate passion for storytelling through music. Zimmerman’s journey in the industry took flight with her distinctive sound and authentic lyricism. Her debut single, which garnered attention, marks the beginning of a promising career in country music. Zimmerman’s vocals, resonant with emotion, capture the essence of the genre. The songwriting reflects a deep connection to the narratives that define the country tradition.

With influences ranging from classic country legends to modern chart-toppers, Bailey Zimmerman brings a fresh perspective to the genre. You can truly see this in his cover of “Can’t You See.” The authenticity embedded in his music. The relatability of his lyrics appeal to a broad audience, establishing him as a rising star to watch. As he continues to navigate the country music landscape. Zimmerman’s dedication to preserving the essence of country storytelling. Adding his own contemporary flair. Positions him as a formidable force with the potential to make a lasting impact on the genre.

Bleeker – “Make It Better”

Hailing from Ontario, Canada, the rock powerhouse Bleeker emerged onto the music scene. A unmistakable sound that blends classic rock influences with a modern edge. Bleeker was formed by brothers Taylor and Cole Perkins, along with childhood friends Mike Van Dyk and Chris Dimas. Bleeker made waves with their dynamic energy and infectious tunes. In 2016, Bleeker unleashed the anthemic “Make It Better,” a track that became synonymous with their sonic identity. The song’s fusion of gritty guitar riffs, pulsating rhythms. Taylor Perkins’ distinctive vocals catapulted Bleeker into the spotlight. This earned them acclaim for their ability to seamlessly bridge the gap between rock’s storied past and its evolving future.

“Make It Better” served as a sonic manifesto. Showcasing Bleeker’s knack for crafting memorable hooks and delivering a high-octane live experience. The band’s dedication to their craft and their genuine love for rock music shone through in every performance. Bleeker continues to evolve. Pushing the boundaries of their sound while staying true to their roots. This positions them as a dynamic force in the rock landscape. “Make It Better” stands as a testament to their enduring impact on the genre.

Charlotte Sands and Point North – “On The Outside”

The collaboration between the vibrant singer-songwriter Charlotte Sands and the dynamic rock ensemble Point North. Has given rise to a musical synergy that is nothing short of enchanting. Hailing from Los Angeles, Point North, comprising Jon Lundin, Andy Hershey, and Sage Weeber. Brings a fresh and dynamic energy to the alternative rock scene. Their partnership with Charlotte Sands. A rising star known for her emotive vocals and poignant songwriting. This led to the creation of the compelling single “On The Outside.” Released in 2021, the song embodies a perfect marriage of Sands’ captivating storytelling and Point North’s rich sonic palette. Resulting in a track that seamlessly navigates the realms of alternative and pop-rock.

“On The Outside” not only showcases Sands’ ability to craft relatable narratives but also highlights Point North’s versatility. Delivering a sound that is both anthemic and emotionally charged. With infectious melodies and a captivating chorus, the collaboration resonates with listeners on a profound level. As Charlotte Sands and Point North continue to explore the intersection of their musical styles. “On The Outside” stands as a testament to the magic that happens. Talented artists come together to create something truly special.

The Funeral Portrait – “Dark Thoughts”

Hailing from Atlanta, Georgia. The Funeral Portrait is a band that delves into the shadows of alternative rock. Creating a haunting yet compelling sonic landscape. Led by frontman Lee Jennings, the band brings together a diverse range of influences. Crafting a sound that is equal parts brooding and electrifying. In 2019, they unleashed “Dark Thoughts,” a track that exemplifies their ability to blend theatricality with raw emotion. The song’s atmospheric melodies, Jennings’ evocative vocals, and the band’s tight instrumentation. Create an immersive experience that transports listeners into the depths of the human psyche.

“Dark Thoughts” not only showcases The Funeral Portrait’s musical prowess. It also reflects their commitment to exploring the complexities of the human experience. The band’s penchant for crafting thought-provoking lyrics and enveloping listeners in a sonic journey has garnered them a dedicated following. The Funeral Portrait’s “Dark Thoughts” remains a testament to their artistic depth. There ability to create music that leaves a lasting impression.

Camylio – “High High High”

Meet Cameron Coleman, the creative force behind the stage name Camylio, a 23-year-old music virtuoso with a global influence. Originating from diverse corners of the world, Camylio has been carving his musical path since his teenage years, steadily establishing himself as a prominent figure in the international music scene. His sonic palette is a kaleidoscope of influences, seamlessly intertwining the rhythmic beats of hip-hop, the laid-back vibes of reggae, and the soulful melodies of R&B. The result is a genre-defying sound that reflects not only his diverse cultural experiences but also his unwavering commitment to pushing the boundaries of musical expression.

Within the expansive realm of music, Camylio has ascended to unparalleled heights, captivating audiences worldwide with his dynamic compositions. His popularity is a testament to his ability to transcend traditional genre constraints, offering listeners a refreshing and unique auditory experience. As he continues to evolve as an artist, Camylio’s journey serves as an exciting chapter in the global music narrative, blending cultures and genres to create a harmonious fusion that resonates across borders.

Lee Brice – “Hello”

Grammy-nominated and celebrated within the realm of contemporary country music, Lee Brice stands as a formidable singer and songwriter. Born on June 10, 1979, in Sumter, South Carolina, Brice’s journey in the music industry has been marked by his distinctive baritone voice and poignant storytelling. From the outset of his career, Lee Brice has been a consistent presence in the country charts, earning acclaim for hits like “Love Like Crazy,” “I Drive Your Truck,” and “Hard to Love.” His ability to blend traditional country roots with modern sensibilities has endeared him to a broad audience, making him a respected figure in the genre.

Lee Brice’s music often reflects a deep understanding of the human experience, exploring themes of love, loss, and the journey of life. Beyond his success as a solo artist, he has also made significant contributions as a songwriter for other country acts. With a career spanning over two decades, Lee Brice continues to evolve as an artist, leaving an indelible mark on the country music landscape with his emotionally charged performances and timeless songwriting.

Livingston – “Otherside”

Livingston’s music is the sound of reality and fiction colliding. The 21-year-old singer/songwriter and producer from Denton, Texas would spend much of his isolated youth honing in his passion for music to escape his anxiety. The sonic world he created pairs deeply personal, intimate, emotional lyrics and melodies alongside larger-than-life arrangements, production and musical layers. 

Having reclaimed his independence from a major record label one year ago, Livingston has been defining his world one song at a time, which has been building momentum exponentially across socials, streaming, and with true fan conversion. 2024 is off to a very exciting and impactful pace for Livingston, and isn’t slowing down any time soon.

Myles Smith – “Solo”

Myles Smith, a multi-talented musician from the United Kingdom, has struck gold with his recent track “Solo.” The track, which features, stomp-and-holler drums, complimentary keys and guitar, and silky vocals, has everything you could ask for in an indie-folk song. With a unique sound that has resonated with hundreds of thousands of people across social media, it’s safe to say that Myles Smith is a rising star in the bubbling indie-folk scene.

Smith dropped the song on November 15, 2023, since that date, “Solo” has racked up 10.3 million streams on Spotify alone. Meanwhile, the acclaimed artist picked up tons of support on TikTok, proving that his music can feel entirely complete, all while standing out on a short-form content platform. Looking to the future, expect nothing short of brilliant new music. The UK artist has proven that he can make banger after banger, so in all likelihood, his next song will be just as good as “Solo.”


Neoni – “Never Say Die”


Caitlin and Sid combine modern alternative pop and electronic music. In short time they’ve built an extensive catalog, debuted their first album ‘Wars in a Wonderland’ in the Fall of 2021 and “All My Favorite Monsters” in 2022 and amassed over 450 million streams on Spotify, two viral TikTok songs DARKSIDE and ROYALTY with over 1 billion video views with 1 million user generated videos. Their music continues to connect with a broad audience worldwide. With no sign of slowing expect to hear even more from Neoni. Follow This Is Neoni and NEONI – collection for more music.

Rhodes – “All I’ve Ever Known”

British singer-songwriter Rhodes, born David Rhodes, has emerged as a captivating force in the music industry, renowned for his soulful voice and emotive songwriting. Hailing from Baldock, Hertfordshire, Rhodes embarked on his musical journey at an early age, experimenting with various genres before honing a distinctive sound characterized by haunting melodies and poignant lyricism. His debut EP, “Raise Your Love,” released in 2013, marked the beginning of a remarkable career, drawing attention to his ability to convey complex emotions through his music.

Rhodes’ unique blend of folk, indie, and alternative influences sets him apart as a sonic craftsman who delicately weaves a tapestry of sound that resonates on a deep, emotional level. His breakout single, “Close Your Eyes,” garnered critical acclaim and showcased his talent for creating immersive, introspective ballads. As Rhodes continues to evolve, his subsequent albums, including “Wishes” (2015) and “Essential” (2021), have solidified his reputation as a singer-songwriter whose work transcends boundaries, offering listeners a cathartic and enriching experience through the universality of his poetic narratives.

KDA – “Villain”

KDA, the enigmatic moniker of British electronic music artist and DJ KDA, has been a transformative force in the dance music scene. Renowned for his genre-blurring approach, KDA has crafted a distinct sonic identity that seamlessly merges house, techno, and pop influences. Bursting onto the scene with the breakout hit “Rumble” in 2015, KDA quickly established himself as a trailblazer in electronic music, earning accolades for his innovative productions and infectious beats.

KDA’s ability to blend underground dance sensibilities with mainstream appeal is evident in his chart-topping collaborations, notably the 2015 hit “Turn the Music Louder (Rumble)” with Tinie Tempah and Katy B. With a discography that includes a myriad of successful remixes and original tracks, KDA’s impact extends beyond the club scene, making him a sought-after producer and a key figure in shaping the contemporary electronic music landscape. As KDA continues to push boundaries and challenge the status quo, his dynamic and forward-thinking approach solidifies his place as a pioneering artist in the ever-evolving realm of electronic music.

Cody Johnson – “Long Haired Country Boy”

Cody Johnson, the embodiment of authenticity in contemporary country music, has become a beacon for those seeking genuine storytelling and traditional roots in their country tunes. Hailing from Texas, Johnson’s journey from the rodeo circuit to country stages is as remarkable as his powerful voice and honest songwriting. In 2018, he released the album “Ain’t Nothin’ to It,” which included the standout track “Long Haired Country Boy.” This song, originally written by Charlie Daniels, reflects Johnson’s rebellious spirit and pays homage to the outlaw country tradition. Johnson’s rendition infuses the classic with a modern edge, combining fiddle-driven melodies with his unmistakable baritone, resonating deeply with fans who appreciate the timeless grit of authentic country music.

Cody Johnson’s rise to prominence is a testament to the enduring appeal of raw storytelling and a commitment to staying true to one’s roots. With a string of successful albums, including “Gotta Be Me” and “Ain’t Nothin’ to It,” Johnson has not only secured his place as a country chart-topper but also as a torchbearer for the unfiltered spirit of country music. “Long Haired Country Boy” stands as a symbol of Cody Johnson’s dedication to preserving the essence of country while adding his own modern twist, solidifying him as a prominent figure in the genre’s ever-evolving landscape.

Don’t miss the chance to discover these hidden musical treasures on “From My Desk” with Flanagan, exclusively on WMRD Radio’s We Are Unheard. Each episode promises a curated selection of diverse sounds, making it the perfect addition to your musical journey. Tune in, turn up the volume, and let the music speak to your soul!

By Editor